Bulls' Doug McDermott is much better than you at HORSE

Bulls' Doug McDermott is much better than you at HORSE
June 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Mark Strotman

Doug McDermott made nearly 55 percent of the 2,075 shots he attempted at Creighton. And nearly 46 percent of his 3-pointers went in, while he shot 83 percent from the charity stripe.

What does that all mean? That when the Bulls' newest rookie shoots the ball goes in more often than it doesn't. And that also makes him a really, really good H-O-R-S-E player.

Before Thursday's draft, when the Bulls traded their two first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets for McDermott, the three-time All-American teamed up with M&M's on a fun video that showed how important quality is to them.

"Quality matters to M&M's, which is why only one in 100 peanuts is lucky enough to become an M&M peanut," the voiceover in the video said. "Who would you choose: One pro prospect, or 99 totally not pro prospects?"

To show how special that on peanut is in a litter of 100, McDermott played H-O-R-S-E with 99 other people. The results went as expected.


McDermott begins his game with a few casual 3-pointers from the top of the arc and wings, and then things got fancy.

McDermott made a basket off a bounce, went no-look, one-handed over his head, hit a running half-court shot, made a 3-pointer sitting down and tossed in a 360-dunk.

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Tensions ran high -- in reality, McDermott was set up to win, but just roll with it -- when No. 83 connected on a 3-pointer from the right wing. No worries, though, as he sank his next shot from the same location.

He then went upstairs to the second level looking down on the floor and made a few shots from there, then moved back to the opposite free-throw line and connected on a 3/4-court shot. McDermott even hit a blindfolded 3-pointer after wisely asking for some Peanut M&M's before the shot.

The video ends with McDermott draining a half-court shot against competitor No. 100, with the voiceover saying M&M's "only pick the best."

Bulls fans are hoping Gar Forman and John Paxson did the same.